Category Archives: Fermenting

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles

sliced zucchini in jar

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We have been following Colleen over on Grow Forage Ferment Cook for awhile. We’ve enjoyed reading her blog about homesteading endeavors, particularly related to fermenting, as well as her herbal DIY projects. Like us, she loves preserving the harvest so that she can have healthy and tasty food (and drink!) all year […]



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Fermented Tomato Salsa from Joy of Pickling

Fermented Salsa

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Did you know the third edition of The Joy of Pickling has 50 brand new recipes! We chatted with Linda Ziedrich, the author, and she shared a bit about what preservers can expect from the third edition, as well as a recipe from the book – Fermented Tomato Salsa. The third edition […]



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Planning to Preserve the Harvest – Part 2

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SHARE THIS PAGE:  In the 1st part of this series, we shared tips on how to pull together your preserving plan. The focus of Part 2 is on how to make sure that your preserving toolbox is up to date, stocked and ready for action! Evaluate your Preserving Ingredients: Check expiration dates & freshness on […]



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How to Make Milk Kefir

Make your own Milk Kefir Fillmore Container

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Several years ago, Amanda Pfeifer of Phickle, spent some time sharing some of her fermenting expertise at our Preservation Station – such a treat! She graciously shared some of her Milk Kefir grains (SCOBY) with us and we’ve been enjoying them ever since! We’ve continued to feed them, and they’ve continued to […]



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We Just Added the reCAP Fermenter

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We added another useful tool to our fermenting products. Introducing The reCAP® Fermenter: an easy to use waterless airlock set for making ferments. It fits the pour spout of the pour caps  which means it can work with both regular mouth and wide mouth Mason jars! reCAP® Fermentation is different than some […]



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Top Preserving Cookbooks

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SHARE THIS PAGE: A preservers life is not complete without a library of resources to pull recipes and techniques from. Our preserving books cover topics from canning, to fermenting, to Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin, and more. Here are our top selling preserving books that will be perfect for the preserver on your list. And don’t […]



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Top Fermentation Gift Ideas

Ferment Kit

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Fermenting is a healthy, fun, and nutritious way to preserve your food. If you haven’t taken the leap yet, and are curious what some of the essential tools are, here’s a few of our favorites. These four items would be a perfect gift set for someone who is interested in getting started, […]



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Preserving Cookbook Giveaway

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We are deeply grateful to the incredibly creative and dedicated folks who have influenced the canning, preserving and fermenting world. Their expertise in the craft is why each of them hold a place in our library, but it’s their desire for helping others succeed along their food journey that has given them […]



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7 Ways to Use Your Cabbage

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SHARE THIS PAGE: I’m not ambitious enough to grow cabbage in my garden, but have gotten some in our CSA box and from my Father’s trips to our local produce auction. I’ve come to realize that a single head of cabbage can go surprisingly far once sliced or shredded and have concluded that I simply […]



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A Review of Fermentation Tools

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Fermenting is becoming a more popular food preservation method, and we are pleased to see this growth. Especially when you can use resources like Phickle, and Fermenting Your Vegetables to guide you on your way. Of course, as interest grows, the market fills with fun new gadgets and tools to help you […]



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